Sunday, January 29, 2012

Quest For a Cure Epstein Barr Virus

I was diagnosed with Epstein Bar Virus about a week ago. I didn’t know too much about it and neither did my dr. She shrugged her shoulders, after giving me my diagnosis, and told me she would email me some info from the internet. Here’s the website she referred me to:

To be honest, I really do not like going to the doctor, I prefer trying all the natural remedies first and then when all my resources have been exhausted then I will go with much hesitation and a little kicking and digging in my heals.

;For years I have been having bouts of extreme tiredness and exhaustion right after an illness. It seemed my immune system just wasn’t able to kick in and restore my body to it’s normal vigor and resilience. So I just kept going until this last Nov when I got Bronchitis and after two months was still not better.

Some symptoms that I are or have experienced are: fatigue, weak, joint pain (I thought I just had bad knees), stomach ulcers, acid reflux, stomach pain, lots of congestion, and sinus problems.

So after my diagnosis I decide to go on a quest to get better, it was obvious I was on my own with this one. I had heard of a couple cleanses and natural diet plans. I felt a little perplexed and confused on what path to take, so I began to pray to know what was the right path for my particular situation and specific diet that would heal my body. After I had prayed my sister, Susan, called and told me about again about the juice fast. There is a movie on Netflix she told me to watched called “Fat, Sick, and Nearly dead”. After watching the movie and doing some more research on the computer I decided this is the what I need to do. The next question I had was how long do this juice fast? I have decided to go for two weeks, and see how I feel.

I decided to blog my progress and hopefully inspire others who may have health issues. I guess it’s time to grow up and eat like my grandpa Lybbert use to eat. I admire him and all the energy he had, he was always working out on some kind of exercise equipment. Amazingly, he was doing one handed push ups into his 90’s. His example is remembered today and I hope to pass it on to my children.

Ok, so here it goes


Mean Green Juice (original)

6 Kale Leaves
1 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
2 Green Apples
1/2 Lemon
1 piece of ginger

Mid-morning juice

Apple-Beet-Carrot Juice

1 Apple
2 Beets
3 Large Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
4 cups Spinach/Kale



2 Apples
4 Carrots
2 Beets
6 leaves swiss chard – 1.5 cup

Mid evening snack

Apple-Cabbage-Carrot-Swiss Chard-

2 Apples
1 wedge Red Cabbage
2 Large Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
6 leaves Swiss Chard
1/4 lemon


Carrot-Kale Combo

1 Green Apple
3 handfuls Spinach
6-8 Kale leaves
4 large Carrots
1 piece Ginger (thumb size)